Cable News Ratings for Thursday, February 7, 2013

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February 8th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, February 7, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,176            242            487
CNN         395            114            168
MSNBC         433            127            196
CNBC         151             43             83
FBN           52             10             23
HLN         211             89            121
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,227            347            771
CNN         786            169            324
MSNBC         854            198            366
CNBC         158             66             91
FBN           62             19             23
HLN         345            178            186
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,017            228            490
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         226             89            110
MSNBC Morning Joe         438            172            258
CNBC Squawk Box         141             35             81
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         219            113            167
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,803            367            685
CNN SITUATION ROOM         477            139            184
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         597            101            228
CNBC FAST MONEY         121             29             75
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         251            107            119
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,980            311            747
CNN SITUATION ROOM         467            145            187
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         692            163            296
CNBC MAD MONEY         144             74             90
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         212             86            126
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,942            377            788
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         563            145            231
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         652            202            315
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         115             22             69
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         289            104            174
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,997            420            992
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         899            193            380
MSNBC ED SHOW         754            142            304
CNBC PIXAR STORY           85             39             48
HLN NANCY GRACE         483            208            260
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,091            348            742
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         870            167            315
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         912            243            429
CNBC PIXAR STORY         124             51             61
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         279            159            145
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,562            275            575
CNN JAKE TAPPER REPORTS         588            145            273
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         896            208            364
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         266            109            164
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         274            166            153
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,111            307            469
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         631            209            301
MSNBC ED SHOW         404            108            185
CNBC MAD MONEY         102             41             65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         156             60             76

For other days cable news ratings click here.

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show's audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of July, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

  • Ralph Hahn

    Was MSNBC on the air last night? If you look at the ratings, it looks like very people watched. Fox obliterated MSNBC!!! OOOOOH. GOSHDARN. That has got to hurt!!!

  • 1966

    wow for fox!!!

  • Patrick W.

    Foxnews is awesome!!!!! The rest are too left wing.

  • junior

    i guess mark2 will have to go back to arguing about stewart/colbert vs bill… lol because MSNBC got smoked

    that has got to hurt

  • Ralph Hahn

    Hannity KILLED Maddow in the 25-54 demo.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @junior: Mark2 must have been a special needs student because I’ve told him repeatedly that you can’t compare traditional broadcast evening news with cable news. Cable news is on 24/7. A lot of people since the early 60s have only watched 30 minutes of news at dinnertime, which their owned and operated stations also give in their “local” news. Same thing with Stewart & Colbert. Despite the younger generation who think that they broadcast “real News,” they DON’T. Compare it to other comedy shows, not cable news.

    It’s like trying to convince someone by throwing in the facts to digest, but more likely to talk into one ear and it goes out the other ear with no intelligence inside the brain to accept only what THEY believe.

  • Tama

    Again the seesaw swings in the favor of Fox News in Primetime. Will it stay there tonight or shift again. Tune in next Monday…same cable time…same cable channel.

  • Mark2

    Finally, Hannity actually beat Rachel in the key demo…1st time this week.

    Totals for the week:

    Rachel = 3
    Hannity = 1


  • junior

    @Ralph Hahn: i have to make a little disclaimer, i only come to this site and look at the cable ratings to laugh my ass off at MARK2 and his crazy comments. i have no interest at all in american cable ratings(aussie here)i came to this site once looking for some ratings information and found this daily laugh fest.

  • Ralph Hahn

    FOX News down significantly year-to-year. That has got to hurt!!!

  • Mark2


    The fact remains that more Americans watch Broadcast News than Cable News. Why is that relevant? The main reason is that the more Americans that watch Broadcast News the less people will be brainwashed by Fox News. Hence why a Democrat has won the last 2 Presidential elections and why Fox News has failed in getting a Republican into the oval office for the last 2 elections.

  • Ratboy

    @ junior
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 2:08 PM
    @Ralph Hahn: i have to make a little disclaimer, i only come to this site and look at the cable ratings to laugh my ass off at MARK2 and his crazy comments

    So do we Junior, soooo do we! :lol: :lol:

  • Stan T.

    wow…MSNBC is dropping so low that CNN is starting to overtake them…soon MSNBC will be third behind FOX and CNN…time for a change in nutcases for MSNBC.

  • Mark2

    Hey Girls,

    I’m glad to see that all of you Foxtards could make it today.

    I know you guys don’t like to hear truth and things like facts and Math but somebody’s got to school you Foxtards on reality.

  • Ratboy

    ABC – leans left
    NBC – toppled over to the left
    CBS – leans left

    All this network news coverage watched by more people than cable news “brainwashed” to lean left.

    BUT…….less people are strongly political that watch network news than those that watch cable news so the numbers mean a lot less because they just want to see THE NEWS not form or bolster their own political agenda. The damage tho is that the news they DO watch is bias therefore a no political person will tend to believe the biased news because they dont and dont want to know better.

  • Ratboy

    Just a couple of headlines for those that missed em! :twisted:

    HA HA! Ohio Election Official: ‘I Voted Twice for Obama’…
    POLL: Obama’s approval rating collapses; 46%…

  • Mark



    61% have a favorable view Clinton, while only 34% have an unfavorable view.

    Obama’s numbers are 51% favorable and 46% unfavorable.

    The poll also said that Obama “has a split 46-45% job approval

    Some other favorable/unfavorable ratings:

    46-41% for Vice President Joseph Biden;

    25-29% for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 45% who don’t know enough about him to form an opinion;

    20-42% for House Speaker John Boehner;

    27-15% for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 57% who don’t know enough;

    34-36% for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan;

    43-33% for new Secretary of State John Kerry;

    14-18% for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, with 67% who don’t know enough about him.

  • Michael Page

    If want a good laugh,you should read Nanc y and Jeff. They’re always good for a ball busting laugh.
    Mark2 is like a bad B movie seen it once ,no need to see it again.Read Mark2 once there is no reason to read his post again,just a repeat.

  • Mark2

    O’Reilly ended up screwing the pooch once again last night by saying that he never said what he actually said on Wednesday…go figure.

    On Wednesday Night he said that nobody on Left was covering the story…which we all know now was a straight-up lie.

    Then on Thursday, he changes his tune and says that the Liberal Media didn’t mention anything until Wednesday…which was a lie on top of his other lie.

    On Monday NBC News’ Michael Isikoff broke the story on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.

    Now keep in mind that this aired on Monday Night.

    Then on Tuesday morning, MSNBC covered the topic.

    Then on Tuseday afternoon, MSNBC covered the topic.

    Then on Tuesday evening, both NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams along with every single MSNBC show covered the topic.

    Then on Wednesday morning and afternoon it was covered again by NBC and MSNBC prior to the O’Reilly’s taping.

    NBC and MSNBC were covering the story wall-to-wall for 3 days and somehow Fox News, O’Reilly, and his staffers completely missed it. They’re either lying or just plain incompetent….take your pick.

  • Jeff

    ABC – leans left
    NBC – toppled over to the left
    CBS – leans left

    junior:must have been a special needs student because………

    Ralph Hahn: i have to make a little disclaimer……….

    Douche Alert!!

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